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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Admissions

RPI admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 44%. Students that get into RPI have an average SAT score between 1280-1480 or an average ACT score of 28-32. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the RPI early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
44%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
18,524
SAT Range
1280-1480
SAT Reading
610-710
SAT Math
670-770
Students Submitting SAT
63%
ACT Range
28-32
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
37%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$70
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
62%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.26 responses
Poll
73%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.26 responses
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